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Read moreWhat does the 2020 census show?
There are more people in Australia than ever before and a lot of them are living longer.
The number of Australians living to the end of their lives has doubled in the last 40 years, rising from 1.3 million in the 1970s to 2.5 million in 2020.
The number of people aged 65 and over has more than doubled to 6 million, and the number of deaths has more rapidly increased.
But that growth is being overshadowed by a growing number of ageing Australians who are finding it harder to find work and with less to live on.
In 2020, only 21.5 per cent of people born in the early 1990s and 50 per cent in the late 1980s were still working full time, according to the Bureau of Statistics.
This compares with 31 per cent for people born before 1990 and 55 per cent after 1980.
There were 3.1 million people aged 25-64 who had no jobs in 2020, up from 2.3 in 2019.
While the number is up, there are fewer jobs available to people of the same age.
There are a few reasons for the decline in jobs, but one is that many of the job losses were concentrated in the first few years of the millennium, according the Bureau.
In the early 2000s, the Bureau predicted the jobs lost in the years 2000-03 would total about 4.2 million by the end 2031.
That didn’t happen.
By 2019, there were 1.5m job losses and another 3.8m lost in 2020 and 2021.
That’s a significant decline.
But what’s different this year?
The Bureau said the number will increase in 2021, when unemployment insurance payments start to kick in.
But in 2020 it said it’s not the end.
It said unemployment insurance will be available for up to 2 million Australians in 2021.
Why is this happening?
In 2019, the Government made it clear that people would have to work for at least two years to be eligible for the welfare system.
That means people are going back to work.
The jobless rate has been steadily rising, rising to 5.1 per cent last year, up 0.6 percentage points from the previous year.
But this year, it has risen again, to 7.6 per cent.
That is the highest rate since records began in 2001.
People are also starting to leave the labour force, which means fewer jobs for people to find.
This year’s census showed 2.4 million people who had not worked in the previous 12 months were living in work-related jobs, down from 3.4 in 2018.
The Bureau also found there were 2.7 million Australians aged 65 or over living alone, down by 1.2 from 2020.
This is not a good sign.
But the number has also fallen in many other areas, including education and health, which both saw declines.
People have also started to take jobs that are harder to come by, particularly in the hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
What does it tell us?
There is still a lot to be learned about what is happening to the workforce.
For example, there was a large increase in people who did not work for the first time in the decade to 2020, and this was partly due to people quitting their jobs and moving to the capital, the states and territories.
And the number who worked part-time also increased.
It also shows that a lot is still going on behind the scenes.
The unemployment rate is higher than it was in 2014, which is a sign of the changing nature of the labour market.
Topics:employment,work,government-and-politics,people,health,education,people-and,work-related-disabilities,census-year,cbs-census,australiaFirst posted February 20, 2021 12:48:18Contact Lisa TaylorMore stories from New South Wales